Premier Boys State

Premier Boys State...a week to  shape a lifetime: each year since 1935, The Illinois Department of The American Legion has conducted a week long learning experience into the democratic form of government, called Premier Boys State.  Premier Boys State offers the, more than 800, young men who attend a session annually, an opportunity to learn first hand the inner workings of a political party, and to apply this  knowledge in actual practice. We don't guarantee that a young man who attends Premier Boys State will grow up to be successful . . . but we'll give you odds.

PREMIER BOYS STATE COMMITTEE The American Legion Premier Boys State Committee shall promote the operation and continuance of Premier Boys State as a program to develop good  citizens by inspiring the youth of Illinois to take a more active and intelligent interest in the operation of government; and shall participate in all arrangement for the Boys State term.


Recruiting Poster



Chairman: Christopher Benigno

Vice Chairman: Laimutis "Limey" Nargelenas

Executive Director: Christopher Benigno

Finance Officer: Wayne Wagner